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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken – Ninja Foodi Grill

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is a sweet and savory grilled chicken recipe. This Hawaiian Huli Huli chicken is very popular. Toss on your pellet grill outdoors or you can use an indoor Ninja Foodi grill!

chicken legs on a white platter

Craving more grilling recipes? Ninja Foodi Grill Peach BBQ Chicken, grilled bruschetta chicken, stuffed zucchini boats, or try my Texas Roadhouse steaks. Also, try my bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken!

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

The Huli marinade is so simple it makes it a no brainer to want to make this marinated chicken over and over again. Pair with some quinoa salad, and ring your dinner bell.

Ways To Cook This Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

This is a great Ninja Foodi Grill chicken recipe. But if you don’t own one you can easily toss on a propane, gas, or even pellet grill. Or any other indoor grill style works as well.

Charring up the outside of the chicken helps to add so much flavor to this Hawaiian chicken recipe. Garlic and ginger collide with the soy sauce and ketchup.

How To Make Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below for this Ninja Foodi Huli Huli chicken.

huli huli marinade ingredients on table

Step 1: Start by gathering the items for your marinade. You will want to add your soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, grated ginger and minced garlic together. Mix well to make sure the base is mixed.

Add in some chicken sauce to make the sauce slightly thinner, you just want it to spread over the chicken evenly.

marinated chicken legs

Step 2: Partially reserve marinade for basting the chicken later. Place your raw chicken legs in a casserole pan or even sealable bag.

Pour 1/2 the Huli Huli sauce over the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hour. You can refrigerate for up to 18 hours if you want to prep ahead of time.

marinated chicken on foodi grill

Step 3: Once your chicken is marinaded you will preheat your grill or Ninja Foodi grill. Select high on your grill. You want the grill to be nice and hot.

Use tongs and place your chicken legs on the grill, leaving space between each leg.

chicken legs cooked

Step 4: Baste your chicken and mop with the remaining huli huli marinade as you are cooking. Make sure to use a fresh and clean baster each time so you don’t contaminate the sauce.

Sear your chicken legs for 4-6 minutes each side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Can I Use Other Cuts Of Chicken

Feel free to use any other cut of chicken. From chicken thighs to boneless chicken breasts. The biggest thing is to ensure to have the chicken cook all the way through.

If you check with a meat thermometer always make sure to never touch the bone with the meat thermometer as that will give a false reading.

chicken on a white platter

What to Serve With This Huli Huli Grilled Chicken

Honestly you can make this up and serve with any of your favorite sides. From a simple salad to a rice dish. There is no wrong answer as to what you want to pair with this.

chicken legs cooked

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 17 minutes

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is such an easy and delicious grilled chicken recipe. This Hawaiian chicken is so easy and offers sweet and savory. I made this chicken in my Ninja Foodi Grill. Feel free to use your pellet grill, propane, or any other indoor grill. Simple homemade Huli Huli marinade that will bring optimal flavor to your chicken.


  • 6-8 Chicken Legs
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken stock, as needed


  1. In a bowl, you will want to add your ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar. Mix well and slowly add in the chicken stock. You want it to thin up the marinade a bit to make it easier to cover the chicken.
  2. In a container or bag add your chicken legs and pour 1/2 of the marinade sauce all over the chicken. Cover and let marinate at least 2 hours to overnight.
  3. You will store the other 1/2 of the marinade in another container as you will use that to baste the chicken as it cooks.
  4. Once the chicken is marinated, preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill or another grill to high heat. When it is hot toss your chicken legs on, leaving space between each.
  5. Cook 4-6 minutes on each side, basting with the remaining marinade. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.
  6. Remove the Huli Huli chicken from the grill, let rest 5 minutes then serve with your favorite sides.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 509Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 328mgSodium: 752mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 63g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

grilled chicken legs

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